Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Free Patterns, Stocking Stuffers

Until I figure out how on earth I can edit my web page more easily, I'll add a few free patterns here.
Just in time for Christmas, for that naughty someone on your list...

Lump of Coal


App. size:  5.75cm in diameter
Materials:
worsted weight acrylic yarn
eyelash or fake fur yarn
12mm-15mm safety eyes
polyester stuffing
crochet hook size H (5mm)
Lump is worked by holding acrylic and eyelash yarn together as one.
Rounds are not joined, place marker in first stitch of each round to keep track.
To sc 3 sts tog:  draw up loop in each of next 3 sts.  YO, draw through all 4 loops.
To dec:  draw up loop in each of next 2 sts, YO, draw through all 3 loops.

Rnd 1:  Ch2.  8sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2:  (3sc in 1 st, sc in next) around.  (16)
Rnd 3:  Sc in 1 st.  (3sc in one, sc in 3) three times.  3sc in next st, sc in last 2.  (24)
Rnd 4-6:  Sc around.
Place safety eyes on one side between rnds 4&5. 
Rnd 7:  (Sc in 1 st.  Sc 3 sts together.) around.  (16)
Stuff.
Rnd 8:  Dec around.  (8)  FO, leaving long end for weaving.  Finish stuffing tightly.
With long end, weave in and out of stitches of last round, pull tightly to close and weave in securely.

And for those that weren't quite so naughty:

Everlasting Snowballs


Materials:
worsted weight acrylic yarn
eyelash or fake fur yarn
12mm-15mm safety eyes
polyester stuffing
crochet hook size H (5mm)
Snowball is worked by holding acrylic and eyelash yarn together as one.
Rounds are not joined, place marker in first stitch of each round to keep track.
To dec:  draw up loop in each of next 2 sts, YO, draw through all 3 loops.





Round 1:  Ch2.  6sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2:  2sc in each stitch.  (12)
Rnd 3:  (2sc in 1 st, sc in next) around.  (18)
Rnd 4-6:  Sc around
Rnd 7:  (Dec, sc in next st) around.  (12)
Place safety eyes between rounds 4&5.  Stuff piece firmly.
Rnd 8:  Dec around.  (6)  Join, FO, leaving long tail for weaving.
Stuff more firmly.  With long tail, weave in and out of stitches of rnd 8, pull tightly to close and fasten in end securely. 


*I've also made these snowballs with a Christmas eyelash yarn in white with red and green flecks along with white acrylic yarn for a 'peppermint' ball.  They make great Christmas ornaments, just thread some ribbon or invisible nylon line through the top and make a hanging loop.


**These patterns have been tested by myself.  If you do find an error, please feel free to contact me at crochetsal (at) yahoo (dot) com.



1 comment:

Rhelena said...

Hi,

I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

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Thank you so much for your time and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Rhelena